SUMMARY: A morning at the physical therapy department.I attended a two-hour knee clinic this morning. The physical therapists evaluated each of us briefly. Both of my knees bend equally well, which is good. The right knee failed another test, though: Lie flat on your back. Tighten the front thigh muscle. This is supposed to make your leg completely straight--result on my good knee was that my heel lifted about an inch off the surface. My bad leg--not a flicker of movement in my foot. So that muscle is very much weaker and/or knee has stiffened into an unstraight position.
Next, they talked about all the various symptoms of various knee problems. I scored well (as in having most of the symptoms) of both arthritis and patella issues. Bah.
And they talked about posture, alignment, and stuff like that.
Lastly came the explanations and testing of the various exercises.
I now have about 10 minutes of exercises to do every day, and an appointment to come back in two weeks to see whether I've improved.